A tornado victim has also fallen victim to a thief after he discovered his gun safe missing from where his home used to stand.
According to a report filed by deputy Nathan Headrick of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, he spoke with Ricky Wilson who said his blue gun safe had been left behind by the recent tornado which struck Hall-Norwood Road, just off of Blue Springs Road.
No dollar amount was listed regarding the safe.
The theft was believed to have occurred earlier this week.
- The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office announced Neighborhood Watch meetings for two areas. Meetings were suspended after Bradley County residents were affected by recent tornadoes.
Lt. Bob Hancock said a meeting is scheduled at the Taylor Elementary School cafeteria Tuesday, May 24. The objective for the Shady Hollow program is to inform and install residents. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Hancock also said a program is being designed for residents of Ashlin Ridge. That meeting will be held Wednesday at 157 Ashlin Ridge. It will also begin at 6:30 p.m.
For additional information regarding BCSO’s Neighborhood Watch program, call Hancock at 728-7321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sheriff Jim Ruth said it is critical for neighbors to watch out for neighbors and their property, especially since storms destroyed many homes in the county, exposing personal property to potential looters. Seven alleged looters were arrested just after the storms.